Which employment cases will have the biggest impact on HR in 2019? We assess the likely impact on employers of upcoming cases on: the national minimum wage, shared parental leave, holiday pay, restrictive covenants, collective bargaining, covert CCTV, and employment status.
Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others on 19 December 2018.
In Kreuziger v Land Berlin and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften eV v Shimizu, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a worker who does not apply for leave does not automatically lose the right to a payment in lieu on termination of employment.
In Stadt Wuppertal v Bauer; Volker Willmeroth als Inhaber der TWI Technische Wartung und Instandsetzung Volker Willmeroth eK v Broßonn, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a German law that prevents a payment in lieu of a deceased worker's outstanding annual leave from forming part of his or her estate is incompatible with EU law.
As many employers wind up their holiday allowances for the year, what message do you give out on taking leave? Jonathan Richards, CEO of breatheHR, believes it pays to be positive about taking holiday.
XpertHR Quick Reference - statutory bank holidays 2020 (England and Wales).
XpertHR Quick Reference - statutory bank holidays 2020 (Northern Ireland).
XpertHR Quick Reference - statutory bank holidays 2020 (Scotland).
Commuting time should be counted as part of the working day, according to research by the University of the West of England.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working time.